Aptilo Networks Enabling Wi-Fi Offload for World Cup 2014 in Brazil
STOCKHOLM, June 9, 2014
STOCKHOLM, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Anticipating a surge of user activity surrounding 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil,
three operators in Brazil are working with Aptilo Networks, the leading
provider of mobile data offloading solutions, to enable Wi-Fi offloading and
carrier Wi-Fi throughout the country and in Maracanã Stadium - the venue for
the World Cup Final -- for the millions of guests expected to attend this
global sporting event.
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TIM Brasil and Oi SA (NYSE: OIBR), two of the largest mobile operators in
Brazil, are using theAptilo Service Management Platform™ (SMP) to provide a
carrier Wi-Fi service with mobile data offloading. Aptilo is also enabling
carrier Wi-Fi services for Linktel, which operates the largest independent
network of hotspots in Brazil.
"Large-scale sporting events represent a significant opportunity for carriers
to generate revenue and increase branding with Wi-Fi offloading," said Jonas
Jacobsson, VP Sales Americas, Aptilo Networks. "Brazil will be host to some of
the most exciting, highly anticipated sporting events, and Aptilo will be
working with operators to leverage these opportunities, manage data traffic
and ensure a great Wi-Fi user experience."
TIM Brasil and Oi will use Aptilo SMP to offload users from their mobile data
networks to a carrier-class Wi-Fi network. This decreases 3G congestion,
enabling faster data speeds. Users also enjoy a secure, "invisible" handoff
from 3G to Wi-Fi with Aptilo SIM Authentication, which authenticates users via
the SIM card in their mobile device.
For Linktel, Aptilo SMP will enable and manage mobile data services across
Linktel's network of Wi-Fi hotspots across 2,300 access points.
With Aptilo SMP, operators can create custom-branded Wi-Fi portals for site-
and event-specific advertising and marketing initiatives."Wi-Fi landing
pages, login pages and advertising can be branded to reflect the venue, teams,
sporting events, even sponsors," said Jacobsson. "Mobile operators can use
these branded opportunities to reach guests in a unique and memorable way.
They can also leverage them as business-to-business sales opportunities."
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For more information:
Mobile Data Offloading - http://www.aptilo.com/mobile-data-offloading
Aptilo Carrier Wi-Fi Solution - http://www.aptilo.com/carrier-wi-fi
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About Aptilo Networks
Aptilo Networks is a leading provider of systems to manage mobile data
services for Wi-Fi, WiMAX and 3G/LTE networks, including mobile data
offloading. Aptilo's carrier-class solutions boast pre-integrated
authentication, policy control and charging functions to maximize
functionality and fast-track deployments while minimizing impact on existing
systems. Aptilo's solutions are currently in operation in more than 60
countries. For more information, please visit http://www.aptilo.com.
SOURCE Aptilo Networks
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